A Study on Relational Aggression Experience by Old Users of the Institution for Seniors - A Convergent Approach Based on Colaizzi's Methodology

기관이용노인의 관계적 공격성 경험에 관한 연구 -Colaizzi의 방법론을 중심으로 한 융합방법론 접근-

  • Received : 2020.08.28
  • Accepted : 2020.09.23
  • Published : 2020.09.30


The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of relational aggression that old users of institutions for seniors have, understanding what that experience means. In detail, the study tried to determine the nature of the experience through a structural description of what and how the elderly users experience relational aggression. For the purpose, this study made profound interviews with 7 elderly persons who sustained such aggression while using the seniors' institution in Busan. In the interview, a non-structured questionnaire survey was conducted. Data were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological approach. As a result, the study identified 32 meanings of relational the experience which were in turn divided into 16 subjects, and 5 categories like 'I who am powerless', 'I who am in an unmanned island', 'whirlwinds in my mind', 'I who send myself into the world' and 'I who am dwindling'. Based on this result, this research made practical suggestions for preventing relational aggression as mentioned above.


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